TO DO: December 6-December 10

Wednesday, December 6th St. Louis, MO at 4PM Gabrielle Bell, Kevin Huizenga, and Anders Nilsen at the Star Clipper Kevin Huizenga will be promoting his new book Curses. He will be joined by Gabrielle Bell (Mome, Kramer’s Ergot) and Ander Nilsen (Dogs and Water, Big Questions). The Star Clipper is located at 6392 Delmar Blvd. […]

2007 Eisner judges announced; call for entries

PR: Entries are now being accepted for the 19th annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, to be given to the finest publications and creators of 2006. Publishers can submit any comic, graphic novel, or comics-related periodical or book that was shipped to retailers between January 1, 2006 and December 31, 2006. The submitted items will […]

PvP goes animated

We haven’t seen this get too much play at the big blogs, but Scott Kurtz recently announced PvP: The Animated Series, to begin on February 1. These will not be simple little flash animation, but a more ambitious actual animated series with professional voice actors, produced by Blind Ferret — and to see them you […]

Seven Seas sails to prose

PW Daily reports on Seven Seas branching into kids prose: Continuing to expand its prose publishing list beyond comics, manga publisher Seven Seas Entertainment will launch a children’s prose list. Seven Seas publisher Jason DeAngelis said the new kids publishing line will release 12 kids’ books and prose novels for “tweens” beginning in the summer […]

Cartoon Studies Auction

James Sturm, of the Center for Cartoon Studies, writes to tell of us a holiday auction to be held next Saturday, December 9th, from 1-4. Most of the items will be sold locally, but there are three up in Ebay: If anybody wants to to bid on any item that’s not on e-bay they can […]

Paul Pope blogs

As you probably know by now Paul Pope has a blog. And it is not “I just finished the layouts for the new issue and then I ate a hotdog” type stuff: In one of his very few published interviews, Picasso calls his pictures “a sum of destructions”. Even from decades beyond the grave, this […]

FBI store opening? Off the hook!

This weekend’s grand opening for the Fantagraphics store was a night long to be spoken of in Seattle lore, and Flog! has a ton of pictures and hung-over reports, here, here, here, here and even possibly here. The Rheas rocked out (above) and much more befell: All three galleries were packed elbow-to-elbow all night, and […]

Smart people attempt to explain comics

Every day our link dump fills with mainstream media attempts to explain or analyze the comics. As repetitive as it becomes, it is still our duty to flag such efforts in an attempt to stick a damp finger to the wind of popular thought. Here is today’s offering: § Michiko Kakutani, the comics-loving New York […]